Virginia

Wedding Officiant and Ceremonial Minister Ordination

Performing A Marriage Ceremony In Virginia?

Virginia Wedding Minister Ordination

Your complete ceremonial minister credentials package for Virginia includes all of the documents you'll need to legally perform all of life's celebrations, including weddings, baby blessings (baptism), house blessings, re-commitment ceremonies (vow renewal), memorials (funerals), handfasting and other ceremonies.
Ordination through First Nation as a Wedding Officiant and ceremonial minister complies with all Virginia laws and is valid and accepted throughout the state and everywhere around the world!

Virginia law requires persons performing marriage ceremonies to file their credentials with the local Circuit Court Clerk¹ prior to performing a ceremony anywhere in the state. You must hold a current and valid minister's license  to perform such rites; in addition, you must present your credentials to any state or local authority and/or the bridal couple upon their request.

In Virginia, ordination or investment by the Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the marriage rite. You are not required to undergo any specific formal training to become ordained in Virginia.

Not a resident of Virginia? Virginia does not restrict legally ordained non-resident ministers from serving anywhere in the state. Under the terms of your ordination, you will also be permitted to serve in your home state.

Registration Fee: The current registration fee is $28.95 for comprehensive (complete) ordination that is accepted throughout Virginia, as well as most other states and local jurisdictions (two-year licensing term). All state-required forms and documents are included.

Please Note: Basic-level (single ceremony) ordination is not accepted in Virginia. To perform marriage ceremonies in Virginia, you must request complete ordination.

¹ – Please check with your local Circuit Court Clerk's office for complete information. You may be required to post a $500 refundable bond to the court clerk to receive authorization.

Get Ordained In Virginia:

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STEP 1:

Please enter the full, legal name of the person being ordained as it should appear on the documents.

OFFICIANT'S NAME:

Did you spell the name correctly? Are you 100% sure? (Just checking!)
Are you a doctor, or do you hold a professional title? If you prefer, you may enter your name as "Dr. Jean Smith" or "Robert Jones, Ph.D."

STEP 2:

Please select your preferred ordination package. All ordination packages are accepted throughout Virginia for resident and non-resident Marriage Officiants.*

Select Virginia Ordination Package:

5-Year Complete Virginia Ordination Package $28.95 (Best Value)

10-Year Complete Virginia Ordination Package $42.95 (Save 25%)

All packages include personalized ordination certificate, letter of good standing, minister credential ID card, Virginia marriage law guide and all required forms and documents.
Complete ordination permits you to perform an unlimited number of ceremonies throughout Virginia and most U.S. and international locations without restriction.

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STEP 3 (OPTIONAL):

FAST DOCUMENT DELIVERY! In a rush? Order a PDF* copy of your key ordination documents for only $6.95. PDF copies are sent via Hightail generally within one business day. (You will also receive the complete set of printed personalized documents via your preferred shipping method.)

[OPTIONAL] INCLUDE PDF COPY VIA EMAIL:

YES! Please include a PDF copy of my key documents ($6.95)

* — Viewing PDF copies requires additional software, such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit PDF Reader (available at no charge).

FINAL STEP:


SUBMIT ORDER:


ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OUTSIDE PARTY.